9.2 Excellent
     
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Topsail Hill State Preserve

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida


7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459
Phone: (850) 267-8330

Sites: 160
Recent Rate: $42 5/2017

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Latitude: 30.369917743725
Longitude: -86.271488070488
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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J&E

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

A great place to relax and enjoy time. Close to everything. Very well kept. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is plain and simple a great RV park. Full hookups, level sites and all in a state park / nature preserve with a dedicated beach for state park / RV presort patrons. The sites are relatively small by state park standards, but each one is very nice and there is a lot of foliage to make your site private enough from the next one. The only bummer of this park is getting to the beach and it's a small enough annoyance that I didn't knock down my rating. From the campground, the walk (one way) to the beach is around half a mile. The path to there is paved and there is plenty of bike parking at the beach so if you have a bike, you're golden. The walk is fine as well as long as you are ready for it. We walked it 3 times in our 2 night stay at the park. Don't count on the park tram, though. It only runs every 2 hours. There are laundry facilities on site and we used them. Very nice. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Head over to Sandestin to the shopping / dining complex. Great restaurants and shopping. For your adult beverage needs, go to ABC Wine and Spirits in Destin.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Spaces are wide with good foliage between neighbors. Surprised to have sewer and cable at a state park. Campground is about 3/4 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and their private beach. If you don't want to walk or bike, they have a free tram to take you. Very convenient if you are carrying coolers, chairs, etc. There are many paved bike/walking trails and some nature trails for hiking. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Donut Hole is an excellent breakfast place.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Wow, what an amazing place! My husband and I spent 6 nights here, and I wish we could have stayed longer! We've visited many state parks all over the country and think this is the best one we've ever been to! Very well maintained, sites are roomy and private, and the location couldn't be better. Was very impressed that we had full hook up and concrete pad. Nice landscaping, great hiking trails. We especially loved the paved trail to the beach, which was gorgeous. Went to see the sunset several nights, what a treat. It's a bit of a long walk to the beach, so the tram, which runs every two hours, was handy. Took it there then walked back. Campground also has tons of cable tv stations, which we were really excited about. Problem is, they are all high definition, and we have older tvs so we weren't able to get any of them. Barely got a few channels in on our antenna, so that was kind of disappointing. Did laundry there several times and was impressed with how many washers and dryers there were. Never had to wait. Everything at this park is so well maintained and clean. I do wish we'd had a spot in the newer portion of park, as the sites there were much more private. You need to plan ahead to book a spot for this campground, as they are always full. Take a drive down 30A, beautiful resorts and beaches. The upscale town of Seaside is amazing! We also were very impressed with the pool and pool area. What a treat to have at a state park! I swam one day, but since it's not heated it was very, very cold! The only negative I can say is that we didn't stay longer! We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed lunch at Goatfeathers on 30A. Great fish and shrimp tacos!

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent a week at Topsail during the off season. There are several state parks in the area and Topsail is the largest by far. In addition to a couple of hundred RV sites, the park is also a 1600 acre nature preserve with pristine dunes along three miles of oceanfront on the Gulf of Mexico. The beach is about a mile away from the campground. It's an easy walk or bicycle ride if you're not lugging chairs and coolers. Or you can catch a free tram ride down to the beach, which runs every half hour during peak season but only every two hours during winter. Unfortunately there's not any vehicle parking at the beach, so you're stuck walking or waiting for the tram. But once you've made it to the shore you're rewarded with the famous sugar white sands of the Emerald Coast. Topsail also features several fresh water lakes where fishing is reported to be excellent. But it's an arduous 3 mile hike to reach the lakes (no cars allowed) so we didn't get our lines wet this trip. The RV sites were spacious and private, with full hookups including sewer. Most sites are concrete pads, a few are thick gravel, all are level and have deep shade. Cable TV is available but runs on a Qam signal - you must have a TV capable of receiving Qam, which ours were not. There's a big camp store which rents bicycles, paddleboards, and kayaks. A small swimming pool is near the entrance, and there's several walking paths that pass by lovely little ponds. One pond has an alligator warning! No fire pits provided, but you're invited to bring your own fire ring or purchase one ($60) at the camp store. The park is gated at night and a passcode is given when you arrive. Very safe, quiet, and lovely to walk around in the evenings. We really enjoyed our week at Topsail and plan to return next year! We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
81
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Nearby on Route 98 is Bayou Bill's Crab House - so good we went there twice in one week! Open for dinner only.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Natural beauty and serenity make this an excellent state park. Good facilities and amenities for a state park. Especially the laundry room. Easy in and out. Easy to navigate interior roads with good signage. Wifi terrible. Cable tv great. Site not quite big enough for our 40' toyhauler and tow vehicle. Clean site with great foliage and gravel pad. Excellent walking and biking park. Stay in sites 101-167 in new loop. Nice little ponds and seating areas around the park. Very enjoyable. Just too pricey. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
151
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your bike - for beach trip and all the other great trails.

Bike trail right beside park as well.

Go to 30A Songwriter Radio Music and Coffee for kickass wifi, coffee and ambiance.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Amazing state park, more like a private RV park. The sites are spacious with adequate spacing and privacy between sites. Roads are easy to navigate. Full hook ups. No fire rings at each site which was ok with us. There are laundry facilities on site. Conveniently located to grocery stores, gas stations, and restaurants. Private beach access via tram or you can ride your bike. The path to the beach is paved the entire way. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of our favorite Florida State Parks to stay at. The lots are spacious with very nice landscaping. It is about 1/2 mile walk to the very secluded beach, or you can take a tram running hourly. Have plenty of space for walking and/or biking, with a long biking trail right outside the front gate. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
98
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Publix and Walmart. Nice restaurants also close by.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is outstanding! We had a very private spot with cement pad and patio. Good water pressure and no power issues. Check in was very helpful and friendly. Nice bike trails and shuttle to beach. Watch the sunset over the gulf. We loved that there was 1 common fire area and we didn't have 6 campers around us burning trash wood and stinking up our coach... Small but nice pool, horse shoes, shuffleboard and lots of biking/walking trails. Free cable was good. No WIFI but we got 4-5 bars LTE on Verizon. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
148
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of shopping and beaches nearby. Pensacola about 90 minutes away, recommend touring the Naval museum there and watching the Blue Angels practice when they're in town (see schedule online). Walmart and Publix within 5 minutes.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

All the good reviews about this park are true. We were skeptical at first, but now we've seen it with our own eyes. We also like that it's far enough away from Destin that the peace and quiet is really appreciated.

The beach access might be troublesome to a few campers. We found it worth the effort to visit every day we stayed.

We will definitely be back. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
103
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bikes are a plus.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is unusual. It is a state park on one hand, but bills itself as a "resort" .

Judged as a state park it's a solid 10.

Judged as a resort it's a 6 or 7.

The beach is typical of panhandle beaches.

It is beautiful.

If you are a beach person this stop is a near must.

Sites are well maintained. Safe, level. And more than adequate in size.

The price per night is large for a state park is high but worth it if you can afford it.

We were in a 37' fifth wheel and will come again. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground! Popular campground and researvations are highly recommended! Our site was spacious and surrounded by bushes and trees. Nice and quiet! Beach access via tram or bicycle. Walking to the beach is also an option; although a bit of a hike. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
168
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park looks more like a private resort. Site layout increases privacy, palms and greenery are beautiful. It's just far enough from the main road to be quiet. It's a walk to the beach but perfect bike ride or use the shuttle. This is a very nice park. We will go back again if we can get in. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The beach is superb.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park, would have loved to have stayed longer. Friendly people, helpful staff. Being our site was aligned to the southwest, was able to pick up all satellites with roof mounted antenna. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
143
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We are very disappointed about our stay. We have always enjoyed having light at our site. This year the wire was cut and not repaired. I have always enjoyed decorating the light but was unable this year. My grands were also disappointed that there was no fall festive for the last two years. It was such a great out reach to the community. We have always been able to use the internet at the laundry or the office, but not this year. We should have told been informed that the internet was was not working when we checked in. The rangers at the counter are doing the best they can do. It seems to be a management problem. We have always thought this was one of the best park and have shared it with others. No more!!!! We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
109
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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